There are 9 ways to get from Marseille to Bilbao by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Marseille to Bilbao  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Bilbao (BIO) MRS - BIO

$93 - $216

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Bus  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Marsella to Bilbao K784 / ...

$30 - $150

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Fly Marseille to Biarritz, bus  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Biarritz (BIQ) MRS - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from Bayona to Bilbao

$109 - $281

Train to Barcelona, fly to Bilbao  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Barcelona Sants
  2. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Bilbao (BIO) BCN - BIO

$96 - $219

Fly Marseille to Santander, bus  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Santander (SDR) MRS - SDR
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to Baracaldo/Barakaldo

$71 - $314

Train  •  11 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Zaragoza Delicias Ave
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Bilbao-Abando A

$146 - $202

Train via Toulouse-Matabiau  •  14 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Toulouse-Matabiau Ic
  2. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Bayonne Ic
  3. Take the train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao Fcc

$125 - $186

Bus, train  •  14 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Marseille - St-Charles Bus station to San Sebastián Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao Fcc

$35 - $51

Drive  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Marseille to Bilbao 525.8 miles

$110 - $170

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Marsella and arriving at Bilbao. Services depart twice a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 13 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Marseille to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Marseille-St-Charles and arriving at Bilbao-Abando via Zaragoza Delicias. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 52 min.

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The distance between Marseille and Bilbao is 672 km. The road distance is 841.2 km.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Bilbao without a car is to train which takes 11 h 52 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 7 min to get from Marseille to Bilbao, including transfers.

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Marseille to Bilbao bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Marsella station.

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Marseille to Bilbao train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Marseille-St-Charles station.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Bilbao is to fly which takes 7 h 7 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 11 h 52 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 13 h 30 min.

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There is no direct flight from Marseille Airport to Bilbao Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Marseille to Bilbao bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Bilbao station.

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Map of how to get from Marseille to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 420.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 7 min

What companies run services between Marseille, France and Bilbao, Spain?

Iberia, Vueling Airlines and 10 other airlines fly from Marseille to Bilbao hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Marseille to Bilbao via Zaragoza Delicias in around 11 h 52 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Malaga
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Marseille to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Malaga
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Marseille to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $750
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Marseille to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Marseille to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Marseille to Santander via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Marseille to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Marseille to Santander via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Marseille to Santander via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$55 - $85
1st Class
$85 - $130
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $110
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
euskotren.eus
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Bayona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to Baracaldo/Barakaldo
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Marsella to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Marseille, Marseille Faculté St Charles to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Marseille to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Marseille - St-Charles Bus station to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Marseille - St-Charles Bus station to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
Ouibus

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Marseille to Bilbao train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Bilbao-Abando station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Marseille to Bilbao is 841 km. It takes approximately 7 h 49 min to drive from Marseille to Bilbao.

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KLM, Brussels Airlines, British Airways and five other airlines offer flights from Marseille Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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Book your Marseille to Bilbao train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Marseille to Bilbao bus tickets online with Busbud, FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 440+ hotels available in Bilbao. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Marseille Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs .

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